Holistic, Alternate Therapies
Alternative therapies can be holistic, dealing in a person’s physical and emotional well-being or complementary and focus equally on preventing health problems.
Chelation therapy is a process involving the use of chelating agents to remove (clawing out) heavy metals and waste metabolites from the body. It detoxifies, improves metabolic function and blood flow through blocked arteries throughout the body. The opened-up vessels in heart may substitute for bypass surgery and angioplasty and rejuvenates the heart; for the brain prevents strokes, improves memory; improves joint pains, intermittent claudication; improves vision especially noticed in diabetics and generally improves by reducing oxidative stress. Intravenous adminstration procedures give better results than oral route adminstration.
Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Craniosacral therapy
• Osteopathy emphasises on the inter-relationship of the body’s nerves, muscles and bones.
• The chiropractic views the spine as the backbone of human health.
• Craniosacral alignment of the spine deals in correcting its displaced parts.
• Treatment is through manipulation or adjustment of the spine, from skull till the end of the spine.
Energy therapy (Reiki, Pranic healing, Faith healing)
Pranic healing is the transfer of subtle energy from one person to another. Prana is a Sanskrit word literally meaning ‘life-force’ the invisible bio-energy or vital energy that keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. In pranic healing, cure is affected by simply removing diseased energies from the patient’s invisible energy body and transferring fresh vital energy (prana) to the affected areas with the use of hands.
It is a form of spiritual healing for the treatment of physical, emotional and mental diseases. The practitioners of Reiki believe that diseases are a matter of the life force being disrupted. A channel of energy (“Ki”) guided by a universal spirit or spiritual nature (“Rei”) flows through their palms to heal a person wherever it may need healing. Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy and allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
Healing Touch Therapy
Healing touch is a specific type of touch therapy that has been used to improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Healing touch has been proved to reduce stress and help with pain management. The relaxation and stress relief brought about by healing touch therapy may stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The therapy uses a gentle hand motion either on or above the skin to ‘smooth’ the body’s energy field. Often, the patients relax so completely that they fall asleep.
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